on the cover p. 17

The Straight Dope 8
Media Clips 10
News of the Weird 12
Public Notice, Benefits 14


UT Master Plan

40 acres needs a rule
by Mike Clark-Madison 17
Council Watch, Naked City 17

Swing Vote

Baseball hits the ballot October 7
by Dave Cook 26


Seconds, Anyone?

Going back for more at American Buffets
by Greg Beets 30
Food-O-File 32


Publishing Inspiration

Books you'd want your kids reading
by Roseana Auten 34
Postscripts 34


Three New Shows

Visiting the gallery neighborhood
by Rebecca Levy 36


The Pilobolus Creature

Modern dance fungus flourishes
by Stephanie Beauchamp 38


The Choosiest Choose

Fall Critics' Picks 41
Club Owners' Picks 41
Local Releases 48
Dancing About Architecture 51

movies Film Listings 52
Film Times 53
Awake in the Dark 54
Scanlines 56
Music Recommended 59 City Beat Music Listings 60 AM15 Schedule 66
arts & events
Performance, Galleries, Litera, Misc. 68
Day Trips 68
Real Astrology 73
real estate/classifieds 74
Hearth & Soul * About AIDS
Comics * Mr. Smarty Pants

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